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Ben Geman

National Journal Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent, and has nearly a decade of experience on the beat. Before joining National Journal he spent four years as an energy correspondent for The Hill, where he helped launch the paper's energy blog. From 2004-2009, Ben was a reporter for Environment & Energy Publishing, writing for Greenwire and other E&E newsletters. Ben also worked at the newsletter Inside EPA, and before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002 he wrote for several Boston-area newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix.
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Ryan Willing to Serve as Speaker—if He Gets What He Wants

October 21, 2015 Rep. Paul Ry­an still isn’t a yes. But he’s get­ting close. After weeks of an­guish with­in his con­fer­ence over who could feas­ibly lead the frag­men­ted Re­pub­lic­an con­fer­ence, Ry­an presen­ted his GOP col­leagues Tues­day night with a series of con­di­tions un­der which he would be will­ing to serve as speak­er. Though...

Clinton, Benghazi Committee Prepare for Battle

October 20, 2015 Re­pub­lic­an Rep. Mike Pom­peo says noth­ing has changed. “We are be­hav­ing ex­actly the same way with Sec­ret­ary Clin­ton as we have with every oth­er wit­ness,” says the Kan­sas Re­pub­lic­an, a mem­ber of the House Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi. How is the pan­el pre­par­ing for Hil­lary Clin­ton, who will testi­fy on...

Obama Administration Makes It Harder for Oil Firms to Drill Offshore in the Arctic

October 19, 2015 Hil­lary Clin­ton put some polit­ic­al dis­tance between her­self and Pres­id­ent Obama on the en­vir­on­ment a few weeks ago when she came out force­fully against drilling in Arc­tic wa­ters off Alaska’s coast. On Fri­day af­ter­noon, that dis­tance ef­fect­ively shrank. The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion took two steps that will make it tough­er for...

A Second GOP Lawmaker Suggests Benghazi Committee’s Aim is Harming Clinton Politically

October 15, 2015 A Re­pub­lic­an con­gress­man says House Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Kev­in Mc­Carthy was telling the truth when he made the in­stantly fam­ous sug­ges­tion that the House Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi is en­gin­eered to dam­age Hil­lary Clin­ton. “Kev­in Mc­Carthy ba­sic­ally blew him­self up with that com­ment over the Benghazi Com­mit­tee. Some­times the biggest sin...

Pressure Points as Clinton, Sanders Square Off in First Debate

October 13, 2015 LAS VE­GAS—When the 2016 Demo­crat­ic pres­id­en­tial field con­venes here Tues­day night, they’ll do so with a clear schism in the field: It’s Hil­lary Clin­ton, Bernie Sanders, and every­body else. And so when the five do meet for their first de­bate, they’ll be do­ing it with very dif­fi­cult goals in mind....

House Republicans Leave Washington With No Answers

October 13, 2015 House Re­pub­lic­ans left Wash­ing­ton for the weeklong Colum­bus Day re­cess Fri­day with no path­way for end­ing the polit­ic­al tu­mult and un­cer­tainty in their lead­er­ship ranks. But mem­bers are not abandon­ing hope that Rep. Paul Ry­an, who many call the closest thing that frac­tious Re­pub­lic­ans have to a con­sensus pick for...

House Republicans Are Waiting for Paul Ryan to Make Up His Mind

October 9, 2015 House Re­pub­lic­ans met Fri­day morn­ing after a day of chaos Thursday that saw House Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Kev­in Mc­Carthy sud­denly drop his bid to suc­ceed John Boehner as speak­er of the House. And their hopes have largely turned to a man who only the day be­fore said, not for the first...

New Clinton TV Ad Highlights on McCarthy’s Benghazi Gaffe

October 6, 2015 Hil­lary Clin­ton doesn’t want voters to for­get that a top Cap­it­ol Hill Re­pub­lic­an last week cred­ited the House Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi with hurt­ing her pres­id­en­tial cam­paign. Clin­ton’s cam­paign is launch­ing a new na­tion­al cable TV ad that high­lights the re­cent com­ments by House Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Kev­in Mc­Carthy—re­marks that Demo­crats...

Benghazi Committee Democrats to Release Full Interview With Top Hillary Clinton Aide

October 5, 2015 Demo­crats on the House Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi will re­lease the tran­script of the pan­el’s closed-door in­ter­view last month with Cheryl Mills, a close con­fid­ante of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s who served as her chief of staff at the State De­part­ment. In a let­ter to Trey Gowdy, the pan­el’s GOP lead­er, Demo­crats...

House GOP Looks to Regroup After McCarthy Benghazi Comments

October 1, 2015 House Re­pub­lic­ans are seek­ing to con­tain the dam­age from com­ments by Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Kev­in Mc­Carthy that cred­ited the Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi with dam­aging Hil­lary Clin­ton’s poll num­bers. The widely-cir­cu­lated com­ments Tues­day night by Mc­Carthy, who is run­ning for House speak­er, were out of step with Re­pub­lic­ans’ long-stand­ing in­sist­ence that...